Thursday, October 3, 2013

Screen This Too!

I want to take a moment and use my blogging site for a very important service announcement.  I want to address a topic that is very near and dear to my heart.  October is Breast Cancer month … and all the pink is popping up.  I am in no way demeaning breast cancer or those who suffer from it.  I am a survivor myself but not from breast, from Colon.  I was diagnosed 5 years ago this past August with Stage III Colon Rectal Cancer.  During my journey I blogged about it at .  It was awful experience, however its one that I am eternally grateful for.  Nobody wants to hear the big C.  It changes your life, you can never return. Even when they say its gone, the thought never is.   I was so embarrassed when I found out.  We called it Butt Cancer as a way to make it seem more light hearted for our young children.  So as we enter October with all the pink ribbons and breast cancer awareness, I  would like everyone to  to join my friends at the Colon Cancer Alliance with another mission..
Please DO NOT DIE from EMBARRASSMENT.  Nobody wants to talk about their butts, several  years ago women did not want to talk about their breast.  Look at the response now.  I can only hope that we will be able to bring as much attention to Colon Cancer as has been brought to breast. 


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Post Cards

I am so excited to tell you about a new activity the kids and I have been participating in.   I am a firm believer in writing.  Writing stuff and then actually mailing it.  We all remember the best part of the day was opening the mailbox to see what came, well at least me. I worry that with all the electronics we lose the sense of connections that items use to travel, that we would actually mail letters.  I wanted my children to have the excitement of letter writing and getting something in return. 

With all that in mind, I reached out to my friends and family that are FAR away, at least several states away and I have wrangled them into a letter/postcard writing campaign.  We are lucky ( for this project)  that we are on the West coast and most of our family is on the West coast.  To my sons, the west coast is a brand new world.  This past weekend we created
and printed our post cards and off they go. It was super easy too.  We searched Google images for images we liked and printed them on card stock.  Cut it down to 4 x 6 and there you go.   I cannot wait to get the responses and see the excitement on the kids’ faces when they get mail from them.  Do you have a favorite childhood activity that you would love to pass on and share with your kids.  Anyone looking for a faraway pen pal?  Hit us up, we love to send and receive mail.